This generation of iPhone is so much better than any of the others before it. I’m loving the ‘depth effect’ you can get with the dual camera lens and this time the battery life is actually noteworthy!
However just because this is the best phone doesn’t mean there won’t soon be a better one or that the phones previously didn’t also serve their generation. Remember when the very first iPhone came out? I couldn’t stop zooming into those photos or popping that virtual bubble wrap on my mates screen!
Although obsolete for this generation, there are so many things that served us well for a specific time and purpose in history. Remember having to continuously untangle the phone cord if you wanted to duck around the corner for some privacy while talking on the land line? Remember when the best game out was Lemmings?
Just as there are certain products or devices that have been created to serve a particular generation in history, so too does God uniquely create us and intentionally position us to serve a certain generation in history.
King David was born for greatness and to serve God’s people for a certain time and at a certain place:
‘When David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he died’ – Acts 13:36 (NIV)
Although he was the most once the most powerful person on the planet, if he was born at an earlier time his purpose would have been obsolete as at that time Israel had no king. In the same way, each of us have been born to serve ‘our own generation’. You can be sure that you are not obsolete, but perfectly placed to fulfil your God-given purpose!
God has determined where and when we should live – so that we can be positioned for maximum impact so that the world may be reunited with Him:
‘From one man he created all the [everyone]. He decided beforehand when they should rise and fall, and he determined their boundaries. His purpose was for the nations to seek after God and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him-though he is not far from any one of us’ – Acts 17:26-27 (NLT)
Never doubt your relevance or worth as you live to fulfil God’s purpose by serving this generation with everything you have and all that you are!